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Book Talk: ‘The Politics of African Industrial Policy’

October 5, 2015 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lindsay Whitfield

Date: 5 October 2015 Time: 5:15 PM

Finishes: 5 October 2015 Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College BuildingsRoom: Room 4429

Type of Event: Book Launch

part of the the Economic Transformation in Africa Working Group

Lindsay Whitfield will discuss her new book published by Cambridge University Press. This book engages in the debate on growth versus economic transformation and the importance of industrial policy, presenting a comprehensive framework for explaining the politics of industrial policy. Using comparative research to theorize about the politics of industrial policy in countries in the early stages of capitalist transformation that also experience the pressures of elections due to democratization, this book provides four in-depth African country studies that illustrate the challenges to economic transformation and the politics of implementing industrial policies.

Contact email: cas@soas.ac.uk


October 5, 2015
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom


Centre of African Studies